INEC Gets 48 hours Ultimatum from NAC Over De-registered Parties
August 20, 2011 – INEC Gets 48 hours Ultimatum from NAC Over De-registered Parties
The National Action Council (NAC), on Friday, gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a 48 hours to withdraw the deregistration notice issued against the party.
Olapade Agoro, NAC’s national chairman, gave the ultimatum in a letter addressed to the INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega which was made available to Dailytimes.
NAC is also demanding N10 billion from INEC as compensation for damages suffered following the announcement of it’s deregistration.
The party described it’s deregistration as lawless, reckless and diversionary.
“It is a highly malicious and vexatious action primarily aimed to score a political point against me, to humiliate and embarrass me for being a hard critic of your office,” Agoro said.
According to him, deregistering the party amounted to a contempt of court because there is a pending case before the Court of Appeal in Lagos.
Agoro also asked INEC to send a written apology to the party over the issue.